Switzerland - Broadband Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Switzerland has one of Europe's highest Internet and broadband penetration rates in Europe, benefitting from excellent and effectively competitive cable and DSL platforms. DSL has overtaken cable as is the principal access technology, and the market is dominated by Swisscom's retail offerings. UPC also offers cable broadband in most cities and towns, and its extension of 100Mb/s services during 2010 has spurred Swisscom to intensify its VDSL network rollout as well as invest more fulsomely in its national fibre network in a bid to remain competitive. To this end, Swisscom has set aside for fibre networks a significant proportion of its planned CHF8 billion infrastructure investment to 2015. Much of this has been facilitated by cooperative deals struck with regional utility companies.
In this report we present an analysis of Switzerland's broadband market in 2011. The report profiles the main players in the DSL, cable, fibre and wireless sectors, detailing technological developments for the provision of triple-play services and providing broadband forecasts to 2020. We also examine regulatory issues surrounding municipal fibre, legislation providing for local loop unbundling, and the provision of broadband as a universal service.
Last Update: 19 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 22
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Switzerland - Convergence - Triple-Play and Digital TV
Switzerland's excellent broadband and digital TV infrastructure supports one of Europe's more developed markets for convergent media. Many areas of the country have switched from analogue to digital TV transmission, paving the way for digital dividend spectrum to be used for other services including mobile TV and mobile broadband. Swisscom has ramped up its fibre rollout plans, aiming to provide fibre to 1.1 million homes, or a third of the population, by 2015. Complementary cable networks are dominated by UPC Switzerland, which has upgraded much of its infrastructure to provide 100Mb/s services. Together, these networks enable a growing number of consumers to access bundled services. This report presents an analysis of Switzerland's digital and terrestrial TV markets in 2011, as well as an overview of developments in convergent services.
Last Update: 18 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 12
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Switzerland - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews
Switzerland enjoys one of the highest broadband penetration rates in the OECD and a competitive mobile market served by a triopoly of international players. The country's mountainous topography helped to establish a number of cable networks, though in recent years DSL has become the preferred means for accessing broadband and triple-play services. These platforms have been supplemented by a rapidly emerging fibre-optic sector, spearheaded by Swisscom and a number of regional utility companies.
Although not a member of the EU, the country's economic integration has meant that its telecom market deregulation has followed the EU's liberalisation framework, including the recent regulations on international voice roaming. This report presents a statistical profile of Switzerland's fixed network in 2011. It assesses the regulatory environment, noting the status of local loop unbundling, legislated in early 2007, as well as the provision of broadband as a universal service. It also evaluates the strategies and performance of major service providers Swisscom, UPC and Sunrise, and looks ahead to market developments in coming years.
Last Update: 19 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 2
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Switzerland - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts
Switzerland's mobile penetration is on a par with the European average. The three mobile network operators have upgraded their networks with high-speed packet access technology in a bid to encourage consumer use of mobile data services, thus increasing otherwise stagnant ARPU. The regulator has also encouraged operators to collaborate on a shared long-term evolution network, so reducing investment costs. In addition, GSM spectrum has been allocated for 3G use, thus enabling network operators to extend their 3G reach. Mobile TV has also progressed, with Swisscom Broadcast having been awarded a national mobile TV licence using the DVB-H standard.
In this report we profile Switzerland's mobile market in 2010, presenting an analysis on the regulatory environment and a profile of the main providers. We also assess data services, detail developments in mobile TV and other new technologies, and also provide ARPU and 3G subscriber forecasts to 2015.
Last Update: 19 Apr 2011 Number of Pages: 25
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